East Bay/Berkeley

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Postby emma » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:09 am

Hey guys, I'm going to be living in Berkeley for this sketchcrawl, and I know several of you are in the East Bay (and if you're in SF, well it's just a bart ride away...) and I thought it might be fun to do a crawl in Berkeley, since I can't think of anywhere in SF we haven't already done (except maybe the Tenderloin, but I'm not hardcore enough for that yet!).

If anyone's interested, I put out for consideration Tilden Park in Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science (great view, tons of exhibits/animals/science/dinosaur bones), or ... something!?

If there's not much interest, I'll abort and go do the SF crawl. Anyone?

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Postby martha » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:41 pm

Count me in for a Berkeley SketchCrawl! I like your ideas. There is also the UC campus, the North Berkeley "gourmet ghetto", or the 4th street area.
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Postby klocsta » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:20 pm

i will be down and im sure i can get a bunch of people at school to participate.

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Postby Oliver » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:01 am

martha wrote:.. the North Berkeley "gourmet ghetto",..


There's also the North side Asian ghetto, and the South side Asian ghetto, neither of which I can really describe as gourmet :P

I think it might be neat to combine the East bay and the SF group just for once to do a crawl in Berkeley. Sort of a pan-Bay Area event!

Edit: I'm just throwing out a crazy idea...a thought...and not meaning for it to sound official or anything :)
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Postby emma » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:27 pm

Yeah, Oliver! I'm totally not trying to like... secede from the SF group. Ironically I'm going to be living now in Berkeley but know San Francisco better, thanks to sketchcrawls!

We could always wander around somewhere in the East Bay during most of the day and then call the SF'ers to see where they've finished at, and take the BART in to see 'em?

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Postby frosti » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:09 pm

Given the lack of chatter in the SF thread, this may be the thing to do - heck I didn't even know there was an east bay group! (though it makes sense).

Congratulations on your move Emma! When's your new gig start?

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Postby Oliver » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:45 pm

Welcome and Congrats Emma! Best of luck on your new ventures.

Berkeley is my Alma mater, and I've been trying forever to get friends from college (and still in college) to drag their lazy butts to a SketchCrawl. If SketchCrawl was "coming" to Berkeley, they'd of course, have no excuse :P

Some ideas about organizing the Berkeley Crawl...

Submit to the events bulletin at the UC website's event page

Get coverage in the school paper the Daily Cal

Collaborate with various Cal student clubs like Art at Cal, Art Club at Berkeley, Graffiti is Art, Art History and Appreciation, life imitates art, UC Berkeley Art Club the Creative Minds, HAUGA (History of Art Undergrad Student Associations), 0 Cal Artists 0, deviantART, and um...I love Pretty Ugly Things

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Postby Oliver » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:33 am

I forgot to mention that the list of student organizations was found, and only viewable through facebook.

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Postby Ann-D » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:50 pm

I'll be arriving in Berkeley sometime the 17th :) I think I might be too jetlagged to come out to play, but please keep me updated as to where you're meeting (mail me at anna@annadenise.nl). I will be staying with my boyfriend at the iHouse on the UC Berkeley campus! Perhaps we can meet up to draw some other time!

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Oh Goody! No excuses this time.

Postby janabouc » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:57 am

I'd love to join in too. I'll watch for updates and invite my painting group.
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Postby maxist » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:00 am

hey guys,

Berkeley sounds great! and coverage in the Daily Cal wouldn't be a problem seeing that I'm the production manager and could easily slip in a "fill" into one of the sections.

there is indeed a lot of unexplored space in Berkeley for sketchers to roam. I vote for a meeting area around campus.

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Postby Karen » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:06 pm

Berkeley sounds like a good option to me! :)

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Postby emma » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:08 am

Meeting up near/on campus sounds good to me... what do the rest of you think? Gourmet ghetto is good, too. I'm planning on doing some biking around next week, and will keep an eye out with Sketchcrawl in mind for interesting places in the area to draw, but if you UC Berkeley/local people have ideas, toss them out! We've still got a month to plan.

What streets does the northside (and then southside) asian ghetto sit on, Oliver? Right now my area of expertise in Berkeley is driving up and down University... :shock:
We should definitely put out the word through Facebook (and the paper - great!). Seems like we could get a pretty big crowd!

Martha - tell me about the 4th street area? Is this the kind of warehouse district where Vik's indian food is, or is it north of University?

Keep the suggestions coming!

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Postby Oliver » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:54 am

The North one is on Hearst and Euclid, the South one near Durant and Telegraph. They're both these tiny driveway sized pockets lined with restaurants to get tasty takeout. Nice places to have lunch, but not really to have a SketchCrawl centered around. I pointed them out only because I was hungry. :P

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Postby Karen » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:18 am

How about Zachary's Pizza?

http://www.zacharys.com/berkeley.html


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